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The youth centre on Jubilee Road, Sandwich, has been awarded the funds from in-store raffles and fundraising buckets.
This has enabled the centre to purchase an outdoor chess and draughts set, a giant Connect 4 game, limbo and a radio controlled Quadcopter for an engineering project.
Co-op trading manager James Bridger visited the store last month to officially hand over the funds and chat to the children at the centre.
He said: “We wanted to support Age Concern and the Phoenix Centre. We wanted something for the older generation in Sandwich and for the youth.
“They’ve all got a nice caring attitude and they really do care about the place. They’re doing a great job, especially for the amount of volunteers they’ve got.”
Phoenix Centre chairman Phil Scott explained that the Co-op got in touch earlier in the year after reading an article in the Mercury highlighting the fact that the centre needed more funding.
On Sunday, September 14, Co-op staff members will be raising further funds by taking to the streets of Sandwich in a three-legged ‘onesie’ race. They hope to raise more than £1,000 for the cause.
To sponsor the run, pop into the Co-op store, in Moat Sole Road, Sandwich, or call 01304 620064.
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